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South African Adventure 2018

South Africa

10 days from $7,195 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

4 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Shamwari Game Reserve 1 Night Hazyview 2 Nights Kruger Private Reserve

The Highlights of South African Adventure

Spectacular Cape Town followed by incomparable wildlife viewing beckons on this safari, exploring two different private wildlife conservancies of South Africa, the Shamwari Private Game Reserve and iconic Kruger National Park.


Highlights

Explore Cape Town's stunning scenery, diverse culture and urban sophistication.

Discover the wildlife rich Shamwari Game Reserve, one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.

Experience the rhythm of Africa on close wildlife encounters in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.

Enjoy luxury accommodations combined with effortless personal attention.

Accommodations

1. Queen Victoria Hotel

South Africa, Cape Town

Set in a heritage quarter within the V&A Waterfront, the Queen Victoria Hotel gives you a sense of being within the Waterfront’s vicinity but removed from the frenetic pace of it. Luxury and sophistication emanates throughout the hotel. The attention to detail is something to behold, from customized wallpaper designed with a cameo portrait of Queen Victoria, to the hotel’s very own designer fragrance. This same glamourous sophistication is carried through to each of the individually designed bedrooms, which feature high-tech amenities. Dash, restaurant offers patrons an elegant yet relaxed dining experience. Guest can also dine at Ginja Restaurant at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, which incorporates a blend of artisanal and wholesome dining options. Additional amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, laundry and valet services, a designer spa, a state-of-the art gym with personal trainer, and pool. The Manor House which has four separate and private exclusive suites is annexed to the Queen Victoria Hotel.

2. Bayethe Tented Lodge

South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve

Pronounced “By-ye-ti” this African greeting, means “I salute you”, and is the warmest welcome in this part of South Africa. Bayethe is a tented paradise offering guests a complete immersion in the tranquility of the African bush. Surrounded by spectacular views, the luxury tents offer all the comforts of home. The air conditioned tents have a private deck with a plunge pool, tea and coffee making facilities, en-suite bathroom with a tub and either an indoor shower or an outdoor shower, hairdryer, electronic safe, fitted international adaptors, international dial telephone, and minibar. All of the tents have fireplaces. Facilities at the lodge include a gift boutique, central lounge, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, outdoor deck with swimming pool, Wi-Fi and spa.

3. Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa

South Africa, Hazyview

Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa is hidden away on a macadamia and litchi farm, on the banks of the Sabie River. The luxury tented rooms are air conditioned and feature en-suite bathrooms with double vanities, bath and an outdoor shower. Amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, hairdryer, electronic safe and ceiling fan. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms, but may be sporadic due to the farm’s location. The bistro style River Café, set on the banks of the river, serves breakfast and lunch daily, while the Summerfields Kitchen is open from Tuesday to Saturday for dinner. The unique Rose Spa is the ultimate destination for relaxation and tranquility. Surrounded by forests, the spa facilities include a steam room, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, Vichy shower, and a hydro walk along the banks of the Sabie River.

4. Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

South Africa, Kruger Private Reserve

For decades Bush Lodge has been Sabi Sabi's flagship lodge, famed for its warmth, vibrancy and legendary hospitality. Each of the spacious, air-conditioned thatched suites features en-suite bathrooms with al-fresco glass-fronted indoor showers, affording wonderful views of the bush. Huge viewing decks are the ideal setting to relax while spotting game, birdwatching, or cooling off in the pools. Meals, including the wonderful dinners in the open air boma, are heralded by blasts on a kudu horn, a summoning to delicious food. The lounge, atrium and bar are perfect meeting places for friends old and new. As an extra indulgence, the Amani Spa at Bush Lodge is a haven of tranquility and offers the ultimate African spa experience. Guests can indulge in holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, rejuvenating massages and soothing treatments.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

You will be warmly welcomed and whisked away to your hotel, ideally located on the lively Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Queen Victoria Hotel

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Day 2. Cape Town

Begin the day with spectacular vistas of the city on a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain. Sense the depth of history as you drive past The Castle, City Hall and the old Slave Lodge. Stroll through the cobblestoned Malay Quarter and browse Greenmarket Square. (B)

Queen Victoria Hotel

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Day 3. Cape Town

Spend today discovering the rugged Cape Peninsula, passing beautiful beaches along the way. Look out for wildlife in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and view the engaging penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (B)

Queen Victoria Hotel

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Day 4. Cape Town / Shamwari Game Reserve

Continue to your first safari lodge in a secluded wildlife haven in the Eastern Cape. Unpack your camera and venture into the bush for your first open vehicle game drive. Situated within 25000 hectares of pristine wilderness, the Shamwari Game Reserve is a true escape. (BLD)

Bayethe Tented Lodge

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Day 5. Shamwari Game Reserve

Twice-daily game drives provide plenty of opportunities to see the Big Five and a plethora of intriguing creatures. Your professional ranger provides an incomparable personal and interpretive experience of the African wilderness. Pause for a sundowner on your late afternoon drive and let the majestic vistas fill you with a sense of peace. (BLD)

Bayethe Tented Lodge

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Day 6. Shamwari Game Reserve

This safari experience of a lifetime is designed to empower, engage and educate on conserving Africa's wildlife. Visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and other numerous conservation projects on the reserve. (BLD)

Bayethe Tented Lodge

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Day 7. Shamwari Game Reserve / Hazyview

Your journey continues to a farm oasis and spa not far from the Kruger National Park. (B)

Summerfields Rose Retreat and Spa

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Day 8. Hazyview / Kruger Private Reserve

After a relaxing morning you are transferred to your next safari lodge in the award winning Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. Settle in before embarking on your late afternoon game drive. This superb sanctuary is home to an abundance of wildlife so keep your eyes peeled. (BLD

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Day 9. Kruger Private Reserve

Another day of exploration awaits with morning and late afternoon game drives, the latter extending into the twilight in an effort to showcase the fascinating nocturnal creatures. Witness a magnificent African sunset while sipping a sundowner somewhere in the bush before celebrating with dinner back at the lodge.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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Day 10. Kruger Private Reserve / Depart

Enjoy a final game drive before embarking on a flight to Johannesburg for your onward arrangements. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 11, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $8,795
Single Room Supplement From $1,895
Departure Dates Feb 5, 2018 - Feb 16, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $9,095
Single Room Supplement From $2,195
Departure Dates Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $8,795
Single Room Supplement From $1,895
Departure Dates Mar 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $8,195
Single Room Supplement From $1,795
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $8,095
Single Room Supplement From $1,695
Departure Dates May 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $7,195
Single Room Supplement From $1,395
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $7,495
Single Room Supplement From $1,395
Departure Dates Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $8,195
Single Room Supplement From $1,695
Departure Dates Oct 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $8,295
Single Room Supplement From $1,895
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $8,455
Single Room Supplement From $1,895
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $9,495
Single Room Supplement From $2,195

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-11, Dec 15-31.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - Port Elizabeth - Kruger - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person from $865

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